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Hillary Clinton / TIME:
The 100 Most Influential People  —  Elizabeth Warren
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CNN:
Lincoln Chafee: 'I'm running' and here's why  —  Former Gov. Chafee: No doubt I'm an underdog 02:15  —  (CNN)Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Thursday on CNN that he's running for the Democratic nomination for president, just a week after announcing he formed an exploratory committee …
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Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Lincoln Chafee is officially running for president. ... Or is he?
Discussion: Bloomberg Business and The Week
Michael Kruse / Politico:
The ‘everyday people’ who made Hillary Clinton's burrito bowl
Los Angeles Times:
Column What are the Democrats' alternatives to Clintonland?
Discussion: The Reaction and Betsy's Page
Politico:
Bill Shuster admits ‘private and personal relationship’ with airline lobbyist  —  She “doesn't lobby my office,” Transportation chairman says.  —  Nick Calio, Bill Shuster, Sandra DePoy, Annie Keech, Gil Keech, Valerie Nelson, Shelley Rubino and Marty DePoy are shown at the Heart's Delight Vintner's Dinner …
Politico:
Florida to sue over Obamacare Medicaid expansion  —  Republican Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday that Florida will file a lawsuit against the Obama administration for its decision to link the continuation of billions of dollars for the state's health care providers to Obamacare Medicaid expansion.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
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Politico:
Indiana poll: Mike Pence's ratings drop after ‘religious freedom’ law  —  The “religious freedom” law signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has taken a toll on the potential presidential candidate's image in his home state, according to a new poll released Thursday that shows most Hoosiers think the law was not necessary.
WFAA-TV:
Walmart employee accused of stealing nearly $240K  —  DECATUR — For years, Decatur police knew Nacina Walker to be the helpful employee in Walmart's cash department who would sometimes help them investigate thefts at the store.  —  “She would be the one that would come in and help us and go …
Discussion: FOX31 Denver and New York's PIX11
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Confused Hedge-Fund Manager Cliff Asness Struggles to Express Continued Rage at Obamacare  —  <em>Wall Street Journal</em> gives wealthy, ignorant man op-ed in which to expose himself.  —  Shares … As evidence of Obamacare's success continues to mount, hedge-fund manager …
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Cliff Asness / Wall Street Journal:   In Praising ObamaCare, They Bury It
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
Has Obamacare Turned Voters Against Sharing the Wealth?
Charles Franklin / Marquette Law School Poll:
Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker job approval down  —  Clinton leads presidential matchups; controversy over budget  —  MILWAUKEE - A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Gov. Scott Walker's job approval rating has fallen to 41 percent, with 56 percent of registered voters in Wisconsin saying …
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
New Poll Finds Russ Feingold Beating Sen. Johnson By Double Digits
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Tulsa World:
Sources: Supervisors told to falsify reserve deputy's training records; department announces internal investigation  —  Supervisors ordered to credit reserve deputy with proper papers.  —  Image (2)  —  VIDEO: Tulsa World writers appear on CNN to discuss reserve deputy fatal shooting case
Arthur Allen / Politico:
George W. Bush: Jeb has a problem: ‘Me’  —  CHICAGO — Jeb Bush's candidacy has a problem, says brother George.  —  “Me.”  —  Story Continued Below  —  “It's an easy line to say, 'Haven't we had enough Bushes?'  After all, even my mother said, ‘Yes,’” the former president told an audience …
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Neo-Nazi: I Hate Gay People ‘With A Passion’ And I've Killed Others  —  Neo-Nazi Kenneth Morgan Stancil III admitted in an interview on Wednesday to killing his gay boss at a North Carolina college and said he hated gay people “with a passion.”  —  During the interview with WRAL reporter Mikaya Thurmond …
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and The Daily Caller
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Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Why We've Decided to Organize  —  Some of us on the Gawker Media editorial staff have decided to try to unionize.  Here's a brief explanation.  —  I will say first of all that I'd prefer not to be writing this story yet, because the organizing effort is still in the early stages.
BBC:
Migrants killed in ‘religious clash’ on Mediterranean boat  —  About 1,000 people a day are being rescued at the moment trying to reach the Italian coast  —  Italian police say they have arrested 15 Muslim migrants after they allegedly threw 12 Christians overboard following a row on a boat heading to Italy.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Hillary Parks in Handicap Spot  —  Hillary Clinton's van parked in a handicap spot, RNC deputy communications director Raj Shah points out in a recent tweet.  “Woman of the people!!  @HillaryClinton Scooby Doo Van parks in handicap spot,” Shah tweets. … Shah includes this picture:
Ken Kurson / The New York Observer:
Photo Emerges of Marco Rubio Acting Like a High Schooler in High School  —  Chippendales-style routine depict fast times at South Miami High  —  At the end of March, two weeks before he declared his candidacy for President, Marco Rubio visited New York City's Upper West Side to meet …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Hillary lifts populist spirits  —  In Iowa on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton lifted the spirits of progressive populists and appealed to a majority of voters by vowing to lead a battle against the corrupting influence of big money in government and politics, and speaking with faith and conviction …
Discussion: ABC News, Politico and CANNONFIRE
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
A Fundamental For 2016 Getting Stronger For Dems  —  This new finding from Bloomberg Politics' polling (as reported by Margaret Talev) is a pretty big deal, assuming it holds up as a trend: … Here's the under-side of that optimism, though: … So it may well be that Hillary Clinton's talk …
Antonin Scalia / TIME:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg  —  The high Court's counterweight  —  Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had two distinguished legal careers, either one of which would alone entitle her to be one of TIME's 100.  When she was a law professor at Rutgers and later Columbia, she became the leading (and very successful) …
Discussion: Washington Post, Mediaite and The Week
Leon Hendrix / WOOD-TV:
Shop owner will deny ‘openly gay’ customers  —  GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — The owner of a Grandville auto repair shop says he won't hesitate “to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons.”  —  Brian Klawiter, the owner of Dieseltec on Ottawa Avenue in Grandville …
FOX6Now.com:
Ricky Chiles killed himself as police, U.S. Marshals closed in on his Chicago motel  —  MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Ricky Chiles, the man suspected of shooting and killing a man who had struck a toddler with his vehicle, killed himself on Thursday, April 16th.  —  Presidential Inn & Suites, Chicago
Discussion: New York's PIX11 and KFOR-TV
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Obama Is About To Sign The Biggest Health Care Bill Since Obamacare  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is poised to sign into law the most far-reaching health care reform bill since Obamacare, permanently ending the “doc fix” dilemma that has haunted Congress for more than a decade.
 
 
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
The right finds a fresh voice on same-sex marriage
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Deal Reached on Fast-Track Authority for Obama on Trade Pact
Discussion: Reuters, Common Dreams and The Week
Kate Tummarello / Politico:
Patent reform hits snag with human trafficking standoff
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
WikiLeaks creates searchable Sony leak database
Discussion: Politico
U.S. Navy / Navy Live:
SECNAV's Prepared Remarks at Sea-Air-Space 2015
Discussion: The Register, Engadget and Hit & Run
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Daniel Lapin: Liberals Want To Have Sex With Islamic Extremists
Discussion: Raw Story and FRC
Jay Hathaway / Gawker:
Horny Mom Threw Teen Daughter a Naked Twister Sex Party, AA Sponsor Says
Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
That Time Sen. Pat Robert's ‘Frozen’ Ringtone Interrupted a Senate Hearing
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Brett LoGiurato / Fusion:
Marco Rubio: I'd attend a gay wedding
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Dismembered Protections  —  These new abortion bans may be the most dangerous yet.
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Tavis Smiley Battles O'Reilly on Police, Race: ‘How Many Isolated Incidents Equal a Pattern?’
Discussion: Raw Story and Talking Points Memo
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton Wrong On Family's Immigration History, Records Show
 

 
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Thomas Buckley / Bloomberg:
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Jack Herrera / Columbia Journalism Review:
A profile of Lorena López, the founder and editor of La Prensa de Iowa, an improbably successful Spanish-language paper serving rural farm towns in western Iowa

Adam Ganucheau / New York Times:
The defamation suit from former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant against Mississippi Today could become a political playbook to dismantle US press freedoms

 
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